PARTICIPATORY STRATEGIC PLANNING WITH RCCG FAITH CITY JUNIOR CHURCH
The Junior Church, a unit in charge of children in the Church embarked on a transformation program for the unit. About twenty members of the unit gathered together to On October 1, 2019 to envision what the unit would be like three years from now.
Ten major areas identified as key areas that will transform the Department are:
- Robust Teachers/Leadership Relationships
- Effective Parents-Teachers Collaboration
- Well Equipped Department
- Children’s Numerical Growth
- Well Balanced Teachers
- Well Balanced Children
- Discovery of Talents and Future Ambition
- Easy Learning Process for the Children
- Safe Environment for All
- Improved Children Attendance & Participation
Above are pictures of participants at the workshop, facilitated by Hannah, a member of the Department. The other workshops have been slated for a later date due to the peculiarity of the Department.
ANNUAL YOUTH PROGRAM BY KNEELING WOMAN MINISTRY, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA
This is an annual program for youths tagged ‘Princes and Princesses’. The purpose is to sensitize them on how to cope with issues affecting youths so they would not become victims of such societal ills. It is also meant to equip them with skills that enhance the total development – spiritually, physically, mentally and socially (relationships).
One of the major activities this year was the discussion on Self Esteem. Due to low self esteem, youths engage in activities that destroy their destinies. The purpose of this topic was to expose participants to the causes and negative effects of low self esteem, and how they can boost their self esteem and live fruitful lives that positively impact others and society at large. One of the major highlights was that as Christians they should see themselves the way God our Creator, sees them as people made in His image. The discusion was anchored by Hannah, with others acting as group discussion leaders.
Other activities carried carried were presentations by the Choir, Drama group and individuals, Video Show anf talk by the organizer of the program, Evangelist (Mrs. E. Itiveh)
WEST AFRICA ICA DIRECTORS ONLINE MEETING
On September 11, 2019 the Directors had a meeting on WhatsApp to plan for the forthcoming conference in Ghana. All the Directors participated in the meeting and decisions were made to enhance the host’s preparation for the conference. The conference is scheduled for November 3-9, 2019.
US CONSULATE TRAINING PROGRAMS
The Consulate, through the arm, organizes training programs monthly for members of the public and non profits in their office in Lagos. On September 17, 2019 Hannah attended a training on Education and Productivity Apps. This was to expose participants to the various opportunities online that can enhance the activities of individuals and organisations.
WORKSHOP ON USING THE STANDARD OPERATIONAL MANUAL FOR NON-PROFITS IN NIGERIA ORGANIZED BY NIGERIA NETWORK OF NGOS (NNNGO)
On September 14, 2019, NNNGO organized one- day program to sensitize members on the regulatory requirements by the government of Nigeria in order to improve transparency and accountability among Nigerian non-profits. The one-day program centred on reviewing and adapting a standard operational manual which serves as a toolkit/guide for CSOs.
Some of the requirements include guidelines for establishing non profits, filing of annual returns, board management, auditing, financial management, developing organizational policies, among others.
This post was written for ICAI’s monthly bulletin the Global Buzz, November 2019.